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Version History for Space Empires: Starfury

Version 1.17:
1.  Fixed   - Improved high resolution timer. 
2.  Fixed   - Potential Access Violation when shutting the game down. 
3.  Fixed   - Better attuned the Direct Sound usage to the hardware capabilities. 

Version 1.16:
1.  Fixed   - The mouse pointer no longer dissappears at screen edge. 
2.  Fixed   - Font sizes standardized on different displays. 
3.  Fixed   - Improved sound buffer allocation and usage. This should fix
              crashing problems for users with limited sound cards. 
4.  Fixed   - The sound for dropping and item into space and picking up an item
              from space was not in 3D. 
5.  Fixed   - Problem on some video cards where background space would appear warped. 
6.  Fixed   - Rare Range Check Error with a ship's engine glow brightness. 
7.  Fixed   - Shield hits were living longer than they should. 
8.  Fixed   - Sometimes a crash would occur from commodity prices of zero. 

Version 1.15:
1.  Fixed   - The "Status No Enemy Ships In System" event was not working. 
2.  Changed - The game no longer requires the CD to be in the drive while playing. 

Version 1.14:
1.  Fixed   - Commodities weren't showing up in the list. 
2.  Fixed   - Access Violation when you right clicked in Component Storage. 
3.  Fixed   - Ships created for jobs were being removed from the game if the 
              player returned to a map more than 10 days after their first visit. 
4.  Fixed   - The set waypoint was not being reset for new games. 
5.  Fixed   - Custom slot types were still not toggling correctly on the Inventory 
6.  Added   - New fields to the CampaignData file to allow modification of collision 
7.  Fixed   - Friendly fire no longer causes races to go hostile towards you. 

Version 1.13:
1.  Fixed   - Protection for launching fighters was not using time factor. 
2.  Changed - Increased the chances of finding fighters in the spacedock. 
3.  Fixed   - Players can no longer jump into a system at the last moment
              to complete an escort mission. 
4.  Fixed   - Stores & Commodities weren't always getting reset on new games. 
5.  Fixed   - Added low level shield regeneration to all ships and low level
              shield and hull regeneration to all starbases. 
6.  Fixed   - In the Inventory Window, the "Display Options" will display Inventory
              boxes based on a word within the "comp type allowed". Shields\Armor
              will display the box if the words "armor" or "shield" are within the 
              comp type allowed. Engines key on the word "engine". Weapons key on the
              word "weapon". The Hull section will display any components not shown
              in the previous three sections. 

Version 1.12:
1.  Fixed   - Access Violation when fighters have lost the ID for their parent carrier. 
2.  Fixed   - Point Defense would fire backwards if torpedoes were faster than bolts. 
3.  Fixed   - Sithrak Dreadnought had too few crew. 
4.  Changed - Lightning Ray damage. 
5.  Fixed   - Spelling of "shreds" in Fazrah speech. 
6.  Changed - Increased cost of engine components. 
7.  Changed - Decreased cost of mine components. 
8.  Added   - There are now 8 possible sections to a site.   
9.  Added   - Component storage location at most sites. Here you can store components and then
              later retrieve them (at a low cost per day). 
10. Changed - Decreased sizes for all commodity components. 
11. Added   - "Uses Levels" field to components data file which determines if the component 
              actually displays its level. 
12. Added   - "Is Commodity" field to components data file which determines if the component can
              have its value changed for the commodity listings. 
13. Added   - Commodity Listings window which displays the buy and sell values of commodities in 
              different solar systems. 
14. Fixed   - The waypoint and target reticle will now show on screen no matter the distance 
              to the target. 

Version 1.11:
1.  Fixed   - Changed the event requirements for escort missions. Just before the time for the job
              expires, the map is checked to see if the escort ship is still alive, if it is then
              the job is a success. This replaces the requirement of being near the escort ship. 
2.  Fixed   - Energy consumption was set to the credit value in the last version. 
3.  Fixed   - Bases that are destroyed through missions are now invulnerable until the mission starts.  
4.  Fixed   - The TCN Task Force was not showing up in the last mission of campaign 1.  
5.  Added   - Cargo description line to commerce jobs. 
6.  Added   - A waypoint which you can set in the System Map window.  

Version 1.10:
1.  Fixed   - Terran carrier layout had armor slot putting armor on the wrong side. 
2.  Fixed   - Stores would retain their items even after a Load. 
3.  Fixed   - The Display Settings window would sometimes error if you moved the game from 
              one machine to another. 
4.  Fixed   - In Campaign 1, changed the description for mission General Haynes 2 to "Perform 
              3 Pirate Mercenary Guild missions."
5.  Changed - Mines and collisions no longer cause ships to become angry.
6.  Added   - "Weapon Tonnage Structure" field to components data file. This is the amount of 
              damage a torpedo or directed torpedo can take before being destroyed. 
7.  Added   - Red arrow on the main screen which shows direction to target when reticle not visible. 
8.  Fixed   - The next target function should not select ships which are exploding. 
9.  Fixed   - If a button was pressed on the start menu while the gamma was ramping up, it would stay 
              at that brightness level for the rest of the game. 
10. Added   - "Weapon Beam Duration" to components data file. This controls how long a beam lasts when
              it hits a target. The total damage is divided over the life of the beam. 
11. Changed - Moved the "Credit Value Inc Pct Per Level" to each individual component record. 
12. Changed - Moved the "Energy Consump Inc Per Level" to each individual component record. 
13. Fixed   - Store components were being created at levels less than 1. 

Version 1.09:
1.  Fixed   - Some machines would cause the game to crash with an "InvalidOp Floating
              Point Error" when you pressed play. 
2.  Fixed   - Some ships were getting added damage resistance when they shouldn't. 
3.  Added   - New fields to the Main_Enemies.txt file to allow for greater variation 
              in the Resist All amounts. 
4.  Fixed   - AI Response range in the enemies file will now be multipled by the campaign's 
              weapon scaling factor. 
5.  Fixed   - A ship's response range will be increased to it's maximum weapons range if it's higher. 
6.  Fixed   - Enemy Ships were not always firing on targets within their maximum weapons range. 
7.  Fixed   - Ships will now communicate out to their response range. 
8.  Fixed   - Negative offset values for comp levels in stores.txt weren't working.
9.  Fixed   - Point Defense would fire on dying ships or fighters. 
10. Fixed   - The player's fighters would not cause targets to go hostile. 
11. Fixed   - The player would not receive experience for targets their fighters destroyed. 
12. Fixed   - You would cause terran ships to go hostile by hitting your own mines. 
13. Fixed   - Other weapons would not fire if marked as autofire. 
14. Fixed   - Directed Torpedoes should be working now. 
15. Added   - Directed Torpedo entries to the bitmap effects data file. 
16. Added   - Three new pulse weapon bitmaps. 

Version 1.08: 
1.  Note    - Patch 1 

Version 1.07:
1.  Fixed   - The game crashing when a sound card does not support 3D sound buffers. 

Version 1.06:
1.  Fixed   - Problems with Shield and Armor readout displays when readout ability missing. 
2.  Fixed   - Changed text of message when Quadrant Map or System Map unavailable. 

Version 1.05:
1.  Fixed   - Abbidon Battleship had shield slots mixed up.  
2.  Fixed   - The \Images and \XFiles subdirectories under a campaign directory weren't working. 
3.  Fixed   - Some of the game pre-loaded graphics were not being overriden by campaign graphics. 

Version 1.04:
1.  Fixed   - CD Checker was only checking drives J or less. 
2.  Fixed   - In Campaign 2, the Fazrah Stealth Cruisers were not showing up. 
3.  Fixed   - Beams weren't doing damage in slowed time mode. 
4.  Fixed   - All lowercase pirate ship name. 
5.  Fixed   - Bases were not showing up on the radar map like the System Map. 
6.  Fixed   - All job ships will always show up on the radar and system maps regardless of range. 
7.  Added   - Option to show the name of the ship in the System Map Window. 
8.  Fixed   - Names of objects on the System Map would occasionally not show. 
9.  Added   - Text will be displayed on the main window if you are carrying illegal cargo. 
10. Added   - Text will be displayed on the main window if you leave the boundaries of the solar system
              (and your speed is set to 10%). 
11. Fixed   - You could launch fighters and mines by right clicking on them regardless of whether you 
              had fighter bays or mine layers (hotkeys were working correctly, right-clicking was not). 

Version 1.03:
1.  Fixed   - Missing objects from SpaceObjects_XFiles would cause the 
              game to crash during map generation. 
2.  Fixed   - Reduced list font size for better multi-machine support. 
3.  Fixed   - LRS button was showing up for non ships. 
4.  Fixed   - Point Defense would fire on fighters that were exploding. 
5.  Fixed   - Can only have one Multiplex Tracking, Neural Combat Net, or 
              Master Computer component per ship. 
6.  Fixed   - "Crew" on the main window would sometimes be transparent. 
7.  Fixed   - Static in the display will only be shown if the Bridge is damaged
              (as opposed to not present). 
8.  Added   - Time scale settings of 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2. 
9.  Fixed   - Better time scaling for extra effects like exposions, shield hits, 
              and firing flares. 
10. Fixed   - The Pirate Cruiser had a shield slot that provided shields to the wrong side. 

Version 1.02:
1.  Fixed   - Sithrak Portal Warp Point was too high. 
2.  Fixed   - Employer names weren't showing up in jobs.
3.  Fixed   - Possibly fixed the occasional missing textures problem. 
4.  Fixed   - Invalid Index in combat. 
5.  Fixed   - Bad internal damage allocation. 
6.  Fixed   - Ship Purchase screen would error if there were no ships to purchase. 
7.  Added   - Restriction Type and Restriction Value to Components.txt. 
8.  Fixed   - Only one Bridge, Combat Sensors, or ECM is allowed per ship. 
9.  Fixed   - Shield & Armor Piercing Damage was having both Shield Piercing and
              Armor Piercing Resistance applied to it. Now, which ever resistance
              is higher will alone be applied to the Shield & Armor Piercing Damage. 

Version 1.01:
1.  Fixed   - Set the Combat Sensors and ECM back to a size of 10. The increased
              size was causing problems with ship designs. 
2.  Fixed   - Ships should not fire on their own fighters, either with normal 
              weapons or with point defense. 
3.  Fixed   - The Abbidon Carrier would cause a Range Check Error when purchased. 
4.  Fixed   - Enemy designs would put multiple "Must Have" components. 
5.  Changed - Engine glow level is now based on current speed. 
6.  Fixed   - Bolt weapons will now lead their target. 

Version 1.00:
1.  Note    - Full Release Version.